Foster Creative Problem-Solving Excellence: Empower Your Team with Training in Design Thinking

Learn how to find innovative solutions your customers will love

Design Thinking is more than just a buzzword; it’s a powerful approach that can revolutionize the way your team tackles problems and develops solutions. Here’s how:

1. Get better at Creative Problem-Solving

Design Thinking empowers your team to become creative problem-solvers and solution-finders. By embracing a design mindset, you can transform how you lead, manage, create, and innovate. You don’t have to be a designer to think like one. While mastering design principles may take years, anyone can adopt a design mindset and apply it to their work.

2. Focus on Solutions and Action

Unlike traditional problem-solving approaches that dwell on issues, Design Thinking is solution-focused and action-oriented. It’s about envisioning a preferred future and taking tangible steps to bring it to life. By drawing upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, Design Thinking explores possibilities and creates outcomes that benefit the end user—your customers.

3. Human-Centered Innovation

At the core of Design Thinking is human-centered innovation, where people take precedence over technology. Through hands-on learning activities, you’ll discover how to:

  • Uncover your customer’s unmet needs and desires
  • Reframe customer problems to create innovative solutions
  • Prototype, test, and refine your ideas
  • Turn concepts into actionable plans
  • Develop ideas that resonate with both your boss and customers

4. Learning from Industry Leaders

Companies like IBM, SAP, and Google Ventures have already embraced Design Thinking to create value for their customers. You can follow in their footsteps by:

  • Discovering hidden opportunities for innovation
  • Gaining insights from stakeholders and customers
  • Generating ideas using techniques from business, art, and science
  • Leveraging visual thinking and rapid prototyping
  • Applying Design Thinking to your specific business challenges

5. Cultivating Design Thinking Leadership

Design Thinking isn’t just a methodology; it’s a leadership philosophy. By developing the mindsets and skillsets of designers, you can:

  • Stimulate diversity of thought
  • Broaden leadership mindsets
  • Improve collaboration
  • Build capacity for change and disruption
  • Disrupt habitual patterns of thinking and leadership
  • Equip your team with practical tools and techniques for innovation

Integrating Design Thinking into Your Business

Design Thinking can be seamlessly integrated into your business processes to improve innovation outcomes. However, it’s important to know when not to use it and to understand who benefits—from your customers and stakeholders to ensuring your business remains competitive and adaptable to change.

See also:

How Design Thinking Adds Value to Innovation
Design Thinking as a strategy for innovation

Ready to activate design thinking for creativity and innovation in your organization?

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Hi Linda,
Great session tonight.  I just wanted to pass along some of the comments from attendees of your How Design Thinking Is Changing The Face Of Business And How You Can Help Clients Become Future-Proof session:
  • Very useful frameworks with so many potential applications Linda!  Thank you
  • Really enjoying this webinar – makes me aware of where and how in my work I’ve applied DT tools without knowing about it.  Thanks, Linda!
  • Excellent webinar…it’s the wave of the future – individual, team, system, organization!
  • Thanks for making DT understandable.  My previous training on this topic made me anti-DT, but you have inspired me to learn more.  Integrating the various design thinking concepts/slides and research info truly helps to orient me.
  • I’m with Cleve.  Thank you for making design thinking understandable.
  • Thank you Linda for a very thought-provoking session. Design thinking is fairly new to me and you have aroused my curiosity to explore it further!
  • Linda, this summit is very useful and the concepts immediately applicable.  Thank you!  Looking forward to learning more and prototyping with clients who want to co-create!
  • Cogent, thoughtful, informative, inspiring.  Thank you Linda

— AnnMarie, WBECS host

  • Excellent usable content.
  • Will begin implementing empathy interviews immediately.
  • I can now communicate what design thinking is, and how to incorporate it as a strategy.
  • I was able to learn new techniques that I can use in my own design thinking sessions.

— Comments from participants at Linda Naiman’s design thinking training sponsored by Marcus Evans

Linda Naiman capably distilled the essentials of design thinking to a practical and inspiring action plan for infusing creativity into business, education, and personal life. Her passion for the potential of design thinking to create transformative solutions to complex problems is clearly evident. Linda’s work is research based, action-oriented, and user friendly. In her words, “Problem-solving is making something go away. Creating is bringing something into being.” Linda artfully crafted our collaborative learning experience to create a deeper understanding of design thinking and its practical application to learning and teaching.
~ Maxine and Iris, public school educators